Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +701/707 ft
Total: 23 riders
Mountain Biking South Mills River Trail
⚠ Heads up: Trail access may be temporarily restricted due to COVID-19.
#359 of 617 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#11553 in the world
This is an easy out-and-back trail that follows the South Fork Mills River with several swinging bridge crossings that leads to the site of the old Cantrell Lodge. From the trail head, the left side trail down to the river is steep and technical.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
From Bent Creek Rd. and Hwy 191, go SE about 8 miles through Mills River and turn SW on Hwy 280 for 15 miles to Turkeypen Rd. The trail head is 1 mile up Turkeypen Rd. This road is deeply rutted and a high centered vehicle is recommended, otherwise park at the bottom and allow room for the school bus to turn around.
From Brevard and the intersection of Hwy 64 and Hwy 280, drive NE on 280 for 6 miles to Turkeypen Rd.
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